Decorating the tree. Shopping for presents. Making Christmas cookies. The hassle of preparing and cooking up a huge Christmas spread. The holidays can be a stressful time when there’s a lot to get done. So if you feel you can’t muster up the energy to prepare a banquet, don’t worry. Head to a restaurant this Christmas and let someone else do the cooking (and the washing up!). Simply enjoy good food, relax and spend time with your loved ones – that’s what Christmas is all about after all.

Take a look at the restaurants in Hampshire which are serving up Christmas Day meals. Remember to secure your booking early!

 

Christmas Day at Village Hotel, Restaurant, Pub & Gym

Enjoy Christmas lunch this year at the Village Hotel in Farnborough. Tuck into a 4 course meal in the modern yet cosy pub and grill.

– Christmas day lunch

Available between 12pm and 1pm

4 course menu £70 per adult (includes a glass of champagne or orange juice on arrival)

Children ages 3-14 £35 per person, under 2’s free

 

Christmas Day at The Mayflower

Located on the beautiful South Coast, The Mayflower is a classic coastal pub overlooking the main Lymington slipway and river. With quaint, traditional rooms and a stylish yet cosy restaurant, it’s the perfect little getaway this Christmas.

– Festive lunch and dinner

Available from 30 November to 23 December

3 course menu £30 per person

Full times to be confirmed shortly.

– Christmas day menu

3 course menu £65 per person

5 course menu £80 per person

Full times to be confirmed shortly.

 

Christmas Day at The Hampshire Hog

The Hampshire Hog in the village of Clanfield is a great place to spend Christmas. Home to outstanding beer and cider, great wines and mouth watering food, what else could you possibly want?

– Festive lunch and dinner

Available from 30 November to 23 December

2 course menu £25 per person

3 course menu £29 per person

Full times to be confirmed shortly.

– Christmas day menu

3 course menu £75 per person (includes Prosecco and canapes upon arrival)

Full times to be confirmed shortly.

 

Christmas Day at Oakley Hall Hotel

Located in Basingstoke, Oakley Hall Hotel is set in an 18th century Georgian manor house on 315 landscaped acres. It’s also home to a 2 AA Rosettes fine dining restaurant, where this year’s Christmas Day celebrations will be held.

– Christmas day menu

5 course menu £149 per person (includes champagne and festive treats upon arrival)

Children under 12 £39

Also included: gifts from Santa for under 12s, photo booth, live music and pop-up play area.

Full times to be confirmed shortly.

 

Christmas Day at The Plough

What better way to celebrate Christmas than in a cosy traditional pub? The Plough in Burlesdon is a charming country pub with roaring log fires and a comfy interior. Enjoy festive food throughout the holiday season and a delicious Christmas day menu.

– Festive lunch and dinner

2 course menu £19.95 per person

3 course menu £24.95 per person

Full times to be confirmed shortly.

– Christmas day menu

3 course menu £59.95 per person

Children under 10 £15 per person.

Full times to be confirmed shortly.

 

Christmas Day at The Old Forge

The Old Forge is a pub, bar and restaurant centrally located in the picturesque town of Otterbourne. With lashings of style, character and charm, it’s the perfect spot for a memorable Christmas.

– Festive lunch and dinner

Available from 19 November to 30 December

Classic 3 course menu £26.95 per person

Indulgent 3 course menu £33.95 per person (includes glass of Prosecco on arrival)

Extra special 3 course menu £48.95 per person (includes glass of Moёt & Chandon and a cocktail of choice to finish)

– Christmas day menu

Four courses £75.95 per person

Why not upgrade to the Extra Special menu? As well as four courses, you’ll also get a Moёt & Chandon Champagne on arrival, rustic breads and olives to start, a perfectly prepared cocktail of your choice and luxury Green & Black’s chocolate to finish. £90.95 per person.

 

Christmas Day at The Thomas Lord

Located in the village of West Meon, The Thomas Lord is a beautifully restored traditional village pub. With an excellent range of real ales and a mouthwatering menu, it’s not one to be missed this Christmas.

– Festive lunch and dinner

Available from 30 November – 24 December

2 course menu £25.95 per person

3 course menu £29.95 per person

Full times to be confirmed shortly.

– Christmas day menu

3 course menu £85 per person (includes glass of champagne on arrival)

Children under 12 £40 per person, under 6 £25

Full times to be confirmed shortly.

 

Christmas Day at Solent Hotel & Spa

This Christmas, unwind at Solent Hotel & Spa. Set in woodland between Southampton and Portsmouth, the hotel is the perfect place to relax. The restaurant has an AA Rosette and this year, is serving up a delicious festive menu as well as an indulgent Christmas day menu.

– Festive lunch and dinner

Lunch:

Available between 12pm – 2.30pm

3 course meal £30 per person (includes a 175ml glass of house wine)

Children ages 3-12 £15 per person

Dinner:

Available Monday – Thursday from 6pm – 9.15pm

3 course meal £35 per person (includes a 175ml glass of house wine)

Children ages 3-12 £17.50 per person

– Christmas day menu

Available between 12pm – 2pm

3 course menu £103 per person (includes glass of champagne on arrival)

Children ages 3-12 £53 per person, under 3 free